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The Other Side of Everything

A film by Mila Turajlic

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"If I really am a Freedom Fighter, the freedom I have won is the worst failure of my life."Srbijanka Turajlić

A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a country haunted by history. The chronicle of a family in Serbia turns into a searing portrait of an activist in times of great turmoil, questioning the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future.

"Mila Turajlić has made an historic step for Serbian cinema with 'The Other Side of Everything'. Though young, she is a force. Everything about the movie is personal; Powerful and honest."
Sara Radojković, Vice Magazine

"Director Mila Turajlić examines Serbia's political history through the eyes of her activist mother in this engrossing doc. ['The Other Side of Everything'] honors Srbijanka’s legacy of activism and brings her spirit of honor and responsibility to a new generation and a wider audience." —Alissa Simon, Variety

"Fiery protagonist Srbijanka Turajlić raises the temperature; flinty, questioning, confrontational, unapologetic, [hers is] a voice from yesterday which inspiringly refuses to be silenced. Accessible, informative and wryly humorous, the film uses Srbijanka's tastefully decorated residence as a prism through which to view the woman, her turbulent times and the complicated history of the former Yugoslavia. The personal and political interweave to quietly rewarding effect." —Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"Fascinating; a standout. Mines the depths of family history to offer an untold story of Yugoslavia’s past. Captures Srbijanka’s profoundly powerful presence, presenting a stirring portrait of one of the most galvanizing voices for political action in contemporary documentary cinema."  —Courtney Sheehan, The Independent

Winner, Best Documentary, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
World Premiere, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival
New York Premiere, 2017 DOC NYC Film Festival
Serbian Premiere, 2017 Festival Autorskog Filma
Official Selection, 2018 ACT Human Rights Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 AmDocs Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Cairo International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 CPH:DOX Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Doc10 Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 DocPoint Helsinki
Official Selection, 2018 Human Rights Forum and Film Festival Switzerland
Official Selection, 2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 RiverRun Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Salem Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Seattle International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 SEE Fest Los Angeles
Official Selection, 2018 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Trieste Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Vilnius Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 Women's Film Festival
Official Selection, 2018 ZagrebDox Film Festival

104 minutes / Color
Serbian / English subtitles
Release: 2018
Copyright: 2017

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Subject areas:
Belgrade, Communism, Conflict Resolution, Family, History, History (World), Human Interest, Eastern Europe, Europe (East), Family Relations, Politics, Revolution, Social Justice, War, Women's Studies, Yugoslavia

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